Wills & Estate Planning

Practice Chair, Andrew G. Bunnell, Esq.

Estate planning is a very personalized process that must be tailored specifically to your needs. The attorneys at Scafidi Juliano, LLP have extensive experience navigating the probate process and will guide you through each and every step in the most comprehensive, efficient manner. Depending upon your individual situation, an estate plan might include the following:

will-estate

  • Will
  • Living Will
  • Revocable Trusts
  • Irrevocable Trusts
  • Life Insurance Trusts
  • Special needs Trusts
  • Health Care Proxies
  • Durable Powers of Attorney
  • Homestead Declarations

Whether your concern is avoiding probate, protecting assets from creditors, or minimizing estate taxes, our attorneys will work with you to design and implement a plan to accomplish your goals.

Probate

Probate administration is the process by which a decedent’s assets are distributed to their heirs through the appropriate Probate Court.  This process can be extremely complex and very time-consuming.  Attorneys at Scafidi Juliano, LLP have experience with the essential steps of the process and will work with you to complete and file all of the documentation with the court in the most efficient manner.

Our goal is to make sure that your experience during a very difficult time is streamlined, while ensuring that your loved one’s assets are properly managed and distributed.

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

  • Civil practice – Personal representative – Standing to sue
    Where (1) the attorney for a plaintiff filed a suggestion of death and moved to “dismiss this action as the plaintiff is deceased” and (2) after an order of dismissal was entered, the late plaintiff’s brother, through newly attained counsel, moved to vacate dismissal and substitute himself as plaintiff in his capacity as personal representative, […]
  • Civil service – Line-of-duty injury
    Where the Department of State Police’s denial of a trooper’s application for line-of-duty injury benefits (ILD) appears to be the result of ad hoc reasoning, its action was arbitrary and capricious and therefore the judge did not err in allowing the Trooper’s motion for judgment on the pleadings. “[Trooper Lawrence] Sullivan obtained judicial review of […]

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